This is Batu from Liberia. She lives in the Caldwell area in Montserrado County, which is becoming one of the most populated communities in Montserrado because of its good roads, quietness, and lower rents.
Batu is 25 years old, and is married with two children who are two and six years old. Her children live at home and her older child attends school. For the past three years, she has been selling fish in the local market, where she works ten hours per day from Monday to Saturday. One of her main challenges is that sometimes the price of fish is high.
Batu is requesting a loan to purchase more fish for her business. She hopes to one day build a house for her children and improve her living conditions.